Announcing the Plone Conference 2020 selection process
With Plone Conference 2019 drawing near, it is time to begin planning for our next conference in 2020
It is time to begin planning the 2020 edition of the main Plone event of the year.
The annual Plone Conference brings together users, integrators, developers, designers, and other interested folk from throughout the world for a week of training, talks, and sprinting. Plone conferences are also an expression of community spirit: they are organized by a company, user group, or other entity with ties to and a history with the Plone community and are in essence not-for-profit events.
They tend to cover a wide range of subjects: not just Plone, but also related technologies such as Volto, Guillotina, React, Angular. And of course topics such as accessibility, user experience, documentation, continuous integration, community organizing and others. Past conferences have also been places where special interest groups like universities, NGO's and others have held meetups.
The Plone Foundation is soliciting proposals to host the 2020 Plone Conference. The timeline of the selection process allows groups and organizations interested in hosting the 2020 Plone Conference (or beyond) to work with the Ferrara team for hands on experience during this year's conference.
Previous editions of Plone Conference were held in many places all around the world:
- 2003: New Orleans, Lousiana, USA
- 2004: Vienna, Austria
- 2005: Vienna, Austria
- 2006: Seattle, Washington, USA
- 2007: Naples, Italy
- 2008: Washington, D.C., USA
- 2009: Budapest, Hungary
- 2010: Bristol, UK
- 2011: San Francisco, CA, USA
- 2012: Arnhem, Netherlands
- 2013: Brasilia, DF, Brazil
- 2014: Bristol, UK
- 2015: Bucharest, Romania
- 2016: Boston, MA, USA
- 2017: Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
- 2018: Tokyo, Japan
and, for 2019, we will gather at Ferrara, in Italy.
If you have a place in mind, and are willing to host the next edition, don't be shy: submit a proposal! If you want, the Board is of course willing to help you in refining your proposal. So don't hesitate to contact the Board while still developing your proposal; most of the proposals of the last year were developed in cooperation.
The Plone Foundation will accept proposals beginning September 1st through September 30th, 2019. Please submit your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundation Board of Directors will review proposals and open those that are viable for voting by the Foundation membership between October 14–18, 2019.
Announcement of the winning proposal will happen at the end of Plone Conference 2019 in Ferrara.
Everything you need to know to submit a proposal, including the full schedule for the process and in-depth requirements for hosting, is outlined in the official Plone Conference 2020: Call for Proposals.
On behalf of the entire Plone community, we look forward to your conference proposals!